Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Top 10 Tuesday: Freebie-Paranormal Romance (10/27)

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Paranormal Romance was the last of what I see as the big three sub-genres I read. And I don’t think I’ve explored this genre as much as I should. There are definitely some big-time authors I haven’t read yet. That being said these are some of my favorites. Actually, most of them are part of series.

1)      Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
2)      Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
3)      Halfway to the Grave by Jeanine Frost
4)      Vampire Mine by Kerrelyn Sparks
5)      The Darkest Lie by Gena Showalter

I can only come up with 5. Sorry.

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Review: Sweet Temptation by Wendy Higgins

Series: Sweet Book #4
Format: Paperback
Pages: 475
Rating: 5 Stars
How I Got It: Purchased
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Angels,
Publisher: HarperCollins/HarperTeen

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads

Bad boy Kaidan Rowe has never wanted for anything—money, popularity, musical talent…hot girls—but seducing them is part of his duty as a Nephilim, slave to the demon Dukes. As the son of the Duke of Lust, Kaidan has learned his father’s ways, becoming a master of passion, a manipulator of chemistry. Disobeying his father would mean certain death. Thankfully for Kaidan, he’s good at his job. And he enjoys it.

Until he meets Anna Whitt—sweet, smart, feisty, and inexplicably good—the one girl seemingly immune to his charms. The daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, she has a certain power over him, one that makes him wish for more than he could ever deserve.

Determined to save all the Neph from their dark lives as the influencers of sin, Anna joins forces with Kaidan to overcome the demons’ oppressive ways. In the light of her affections, Kaidan must undergo his toughest test of all, a battle of the heart.

Sensual and swoon worthy, this companion volume to the acclaimed Sweet Evil series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, told from the perspective of the irresistibly sexy and mysterious Kaidan Rowe, gives readers revealing insights into his struggle, his intense connection to Anna, and most of all, the true emotions that drive him.

Author Note:
Sweet Temptation will encompass the entire trilogy in a condensed version, beginning with Kai's life before he met Anna, and taking readers through the epilogue of Sweet Reckoning. Sweet Temptation is a companion novel, not meant to be a stand alone story. It will definitely be a richer experience for those who have read the original trilogy.

This was exactly what I wanted. It definitely can’t stand on its own, but it doesn’t claim to. And Wendy Higgins did a great job of condensing three books into one with a cohesive plot.

I really liked Kai when I was reading the original Sweet Trilogy. And I fell even more in love being able to be in his head. He was a lot of internal struggles and self-hatred to deal with. And this really showed how much he developed over the years and throughout the series.

I was still a little bothered by the way Kai talks. Not his vulgar language. I actually really like that Ms. Higgins went there. But I’ve always struggled with his British slang. Eventually I get used to it, but it’s a little jarring.

And that beautiful epilogue. The one in Sweet Reckoning was probably my favorite epilogue. But this one was even more devastatingly beautiful. Kai makes that epilogue so his POV on it were just perfection.

This book is for fans of the Sweet Trilogy and Kai. If you like the other ones I think you will enjoy this book.

Thanks for reading!